A voice mail from beyond the grave

A voice mail from beyond the grave

Ah, the inevitability of bureaucracy. You often hear of stories of companies send bills or offers to dead people. But how many send them to the cemetery?

    A man’s phone bill has followed him to his grave.

    A local cemetery received a phone bill last week for David Towles at his correct address - Hillside Cemetery, Evergreen Section, Auburn, Mass. 01501.

    Towles was buried there in December 1997. He died at age 60.

    Cemetery Superintendent Wayne Bloomquist says he was surprised to see the Sprint bill for 12 cents, including 10 cents for a call placed on Feb. 16, five years after Towles died.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli